Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television

Breaking Bad and Dignity

Unity and Fragmentation in the Serial Television Drama

Authors: Logan, Elliott

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An ambitious interpretation of the critically celebrated and widely popular crime drama Breaking Bad , this book argues that not only should the series be understood as a show that revolves around the dramatic stakes of dignity, but that to do so reveals - in new ways - central aspects of serial television drama as an art form.

About the authors

Elliott Logan teaches film and television aesthetics at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of a number of publications on style and meaning in serial television, with a particular focus on performance.

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'Elliott Logan's book breaks new and exciting ground in the critical appreciation of contemporary television drama. Based around the twin ideas of unity and fragmentation both of the characters who struggle to affirm their identities, and of the series itself as we consume it piece by piece this painstaking, vividly written analysis shows why Breaking Bad is outstanding TV.' Adrian Martin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-26

    Logan, Elliott

  • Humiliation and Shame in Season One

    Pages 27-55

    Logan, Elliott

  • Pursuing Success in Season Two

    Pages 56-84

    Logan, Elliott

  • Taking a Stand in Season Three

    Pages 85-108

    Logan, Elliott

  • Inheritance and Legacy in Season Four

    Pages 109-140

    Logan, Elliott

Buy this book

eBook 23,79 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51372-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 32,09 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Breaking Bad and Dignity
Book Subtitle
Unity and Fragmentation in the Serial Television Drama
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51373-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137513731
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51372-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55490-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 181
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